Monash Pizzey Reserve mural

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Brimbank council is inviting locals to cast their vote on a new mural design for Monash Pizzey Reserve that will complement the recently upgraded playground.

Artist Stephanie Cartledge has created three designs to choose from which can be found on council’s website. Locals are asked to read the story behind the designs and then vote for your favourite design.

The design with the most votes will be painted.

The mural concepts centre around the endangered native Growling Grass Frog whose populations inhabit Brimbank. The artwork features heavily stylised depictions of the frogs amidst the native aquatic vegetation, Running Marsh Flower.

Cartledge’s bold geometric illustration style depicts the natural world, emphasising its beauty and significance and exhibits how shapes lock together to create aesthetic and balanced designs.

She encourages others to consider their own relationship with the environment. And aims to create art that is striking and resonates with the viewer.

By creating art in public spaces, she hopes to make it more approachable. And encourage more people to engage with it daily.

Cartledge prioritises environmental sustainability by using non-toxic, low-Volatile Organic Compounds, and UV-resistant Resene paint, supporting local businesses, and disposing waste products ethically.

Community consultation will close on May 29, with the winning design announcement scheduled for May 30.